A.R.T. announces two new executive appointments

first_imgTwo prominent theater producers, one from London’s famed Royal Court Theatre and one from Broadway and Broadway Across America, have been named to new leadership posts at Harvard’s American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) by Artistic Director Diane Paulus. Diane Borger has been named A.R.T. producer and Tiffani Gavin has been named the director of finance and administration at the A.R.T.Diane Borger joined the A.R.T. last fall as the executive producer for “Sleep No More,” and will now be taking on the full-time position of producer for the A.R.T. Borger spent over a decade as general manager at the Royal Court Theatre in London, where she produced more than 150 productions, including “The Seagull,” “Rock’n’Roll,” and “The Weir,” which she also transferred to Broadway in New York.Previously, Borger spent 13 years as deputy head of the Great Britain’s National Theatre of Studio, where she oversaw the readings and workshops and classes for some of the most prominent playwrights, actors, and directors in the United Kingdom. Borger has a master of arts in theater from Ohio State University. Now, 30 years after moving to London to begin a career in British theater, she returns to the United States to take on the mantle of producer.Tiffani Gavin most recently served as the senior director of professional licensing at Theatrical Rights Worldwide, where she engaged in strategic planning, branding the company in a competitive marketplace and marketing the artists’ work represented by the company.Prior to that work, Gavin was the executive producer for Clear Channel Entertainment, where she focused on business development and was responsible for executing the day-to-day activities of administering Clear Channel’s Broadway and off-Broadway shows. She was the architect of the “Urban Broadway Series” project that focused on reaching out to and introducing more diverse audiences to the theater. After graduating from Brown University, Gavin began her theater career at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater. Later, she was company manager for Blue Man Group and spent two seasons as engagement manager for the multiple national tours of “Phantom of the Opera.”Borger and Gavin are joining the A.R.T. at a key juncture as the theater rides on the success of Paulus’ inaugural season as artistic director and gears up for “Johnny Baseball,” the world premiere of the new musical about the Red Sox, among other plans for next season.“After an extensive national search, and the review of literally hundreds of highly qualified candidates, I am honored to be moving forward with an executive team of this caliber and experience. I have every confidence that Diane and Tiffani are the right people to lead the theater in this transformational moment,” said Paulus. “As we work towards expanding the boundaries of theater, and revolutionizing the theater experience, I am so thrilled to have Diane and Tiffani as part of the leadership of the A.R.T.”last_img read more

Google’s big three stick with $1 salaries

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – The three billionaires who run online search leader Google Inc. will settle for a $1 salary again this year while four other top executives will receive raises of $200,000 apiece, according to documents filed Monday. It marks the third consecutive year that Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt and co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have limited their salaries to $1. It’s a sacrifice that they can afford because they have gotten rich off their large stakes in Google, whose stock price has more than quintupled from its initial offering price of $85 in August 2004. Page and Brin are each worth about $14 billion while Schmidt’s fortune stands at $5 billion, according to Forbes magazine’s annual ranking of the nation’s wealthiest people. The salaries of four other Google executives are climbing from $250,000 in 2006 to $450,000 this year. They are: Robert Eustace, senior vice president of engineering and research; Omid Kordestani, senior vice president of global sales and business development; Jonathan Rosenberg, senior vice president of product management; and George Reyes, the company’s chief financial officer. last_img read more

Arsenal will be without striker for a ‘period of months’ after knee surgery

first_img1 Arsenal will be without England forward Danny Welbeck for several months after he underwent surgery on a knee problem.The 24-year-old, signed from Manchester United on deadline day in September 2014, last played for the Gunners in April, missing both the FA Cup final and end-of-season internationals.Despite hopes Welbeck would be able to recover from bone bruising around the knee, Arsenal announced in a statement on Thursday the player had needed an operation and was now set for an extended spell of rehabilitation.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had hoped the forward would be available soon after the international break.However, following an increased training schedule, it was decided surgery would be needed.A statement from Arsenal read: “Danny Welbeck has undergone surgery on his left knee after being unable to sufficiently step up his rehabilitation work.“The striker has been working throughout the summer to recover from the injury sustained at the end of April.“It had been hoped he would avoid surgery, but after increasing his training workload, the injury to his cartilage did not respond as well as hoped and the decision was taken last week for him to undergo surgery by a leading specialist in the field.“Danny is now expected to be out for a period of months and everyone at Arsenal wishes him well.” Danny Welbeck last_img read more